Identity and Belonging examines the interplay between self and society and in doing so explores the complex nature of 'who we are' and 'how we come to be' as individuals and as members of various social groups. Investigating issues of identity and belonging as they emerge in contemporary social life and under conditions of globalisation, the book focuses on continuity and change in the formation of identities and communities. Through a variety of examples and case studies, the chapters discuss how elements such as ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality intersect and are experienced both locally and transnationally. As a modern guide to some classic themes and key thinkers in the discipline of sociology, this accessible text can be used to introduce core topics of identity, social divisions and globalisation, as well as to investigate in detail more specific themes and issues such as migration, consumption and digital media. It is a useful and comprehensive resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology and related disciplines.
Kate Huppatz is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Mary Hawkins is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Science and Psychology at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Amie Matthews is a Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.
1. Introduction; Mary Hawkins, Kate Huppatz and Amie Matthews 2. Ethnicity; Mary Hawkins 3. Social Class; Tracey Jenson 4. Gender; Kate Huppatz 5. Sexuality; Scott McKinnon and Andrew Gormon-Murray 6. Youth; Amie Matthews 7. Households and Neighbourhoods; Emma Power 8. Nation; Tim Rowse 9. Religion; Alphia Possamai-Inesedy 10. Migration; Mary Hawkins 11. Work; Kate Huppatz 12. Leisure; Amie Matthews 13. Consumption; Joanne Finkelstein and Melissa Johnson Morgan 14. Philippa Collin; Digital Media Epilogue
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